Ma’ Rosa is a 2016 Filipino drama film directed by Brillante Mendoza. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Jaclyn Jose won the award for Best Actress.
Rosa is married to Nestor to whom she has four children. Rosa’s family runs a sari sari store in a neighborhood in Manila. The income from the small convenience store business alone isn’t enough to meet the family’s daily needs, so illegal drugs particularly “ice” or crystal meth are also sold at Rosa’s store. One day the police officers arrest Rosa and Nestor for selling drugs and asks them for “bail money” or bribe for the couple’s release. Rosa’s children, left to their own to deal with the struggles of daily life, finds a way to free their detained parents.
attends the “Ma’Rosa” photocall during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France.
Cast: Ms. Jaclyn Jose as Rosa
Filippino actor Julio Diaz gives a thums-up as he poses during a photocall for Filippino director Brillante Mendoza’s film ‘Serbis’ at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. A hard-hitting Filipino film about a family living in a porn movie theatre, “Serbis”, enters the running for Cannes gold Sunday in a boost to the country’s struggling independent cinema sector. AFP PHOTO / Francois Guillot (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
Julio Diaz as Nestor
Baron Geisler as Sumpay
attends the “Ma ‘Rosa” Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France.
Jomari Angeles as Erwin
Neil Ryan Sese as Olivarez
Mercedes Cabral as Linda
Andi Eigenmann as Raquel
Mark Anthony Fernandez as Castor
Felix Roco as Jackson
Mon Confiado as Sanchez
and Ms. Maria Isabel Lopez as Tilde.
DIRECTED BY NO LESS THAN CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “SUPERSTAR” DIRECTOR-
MR.BRILLANTE ‘DANTE’ MENDOZA
Blogger Robert Silverio (a.k.a. SSSIP)
FROM SSSIP: “THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS GREAT FILM- BECAUSE ONCE AGAIN, YOU SHOWED TO THE WHOLE WORLD THAT FILIPINOS ARE GREAT FILM ARTISTS. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, MS. JACLYN JOSE, FOR BRINGING HOME THE BACON- THE BEST ACTRESS AWARD IN CANNES!!! OH, MY. AND DIREK DANTE MENDOZA, PLEASE DO MORE FILMS LIKE THESE THAT REFLECTS THE REALITY OF A PRESENT-DAY FILIPINO LIFE. MABUHAY KAYO!!!”
direk dante mendoza gets a standing ovation